Archive for January 20th, 2023

Local man denies killing two in drive-by shooting

Local man denies killing two in drive-by shooting

| 20/01/2023

(CNS): Wayne Bellafonte Jr (31) has denied killing Mark Andre Ebanks (36) and Eldon Charles Walton (55) in a drive-by shooting in July 2021 in what police have said was a gang-related murder. Bellafonte, from North Side, also denied the attempted murder of a third man who was shot at the time, as well as the possession of […]

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Invasive species: The Rest of the Story

Invasive species: The Rest of the Story

| 20/01/2023 | 83 Comments

A Cayman Bracker writes: Of late, cats have become the convenient fall guys for the dangerous decline in the booby bird population on Cayman Brac. But we of the island who possess knowledge of the history of the island know better. The most significant threat to the birds’ survival comes from the activities of another […]

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Feral cat cull underway near booby bird nests on Brac

Feral cat cull underway near booby bird nests on Brac

| 20/01/2023 | 28 Comments

(CNS): In response to the number of brown booby birds that have been killed recently on the southwest shoreline of Cayman Brac, the feral cat and rodent cull that began last week around the Lighthouse area on the Bluff in the eastern end of the island will be expanded to include this high-density pocket of […]

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CoP admits failure to enforce gambling law

CoP admits failure to enforce gambling law

| 20/01/2023 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has admitted that law enforcement has not been doing enough to address the escalating problem of gambling, which he said is both fuelling and directly linked to other crimes. Byrne said the RCIPS needs to do more, but that community-wide tolerance of illegal gambling and inadequate consequences for anyone who […]

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Mangrove education gets €295k cash boost

Mangrove education gets €295k cash boost

| 20/01/2023 | 24 Comments

(CNS): As more and more of the mangrove habitat across the Cayman Islands falls victim to the bulldozer, the Mangrove Education Project received a grant of €295,000 at the end of last year, which will help the long-running project expand and complete its new local school curriculum, the Cayman Islands Coastal Education Guide (CEG), which […]

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Police arrest driver after four-car pile up in East End

Police arrest driver after four-car pile up in East End

| 20/01/2023 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Police are currently investigating a major collision involving four vehicles on Sea View Road, East End, around 4:15pm Wednesday. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured and only two people were taken to hospital, despite the pile-up. They have since been treated and discharged. Following inquiries, police said that a 30-year-old male driver from George […]

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